Caesarean section among seven public hospitals at Lima: trend analysis during 2001-2008 period

Authors

  • Antonio M. Quispe Grupo de Investigación Biomédica, Web Med Research. Lima, Perú. Médico Cirujano. Magíster en Epidemiología. Especialista en Estadística en Investigación.
  • Álvaro Santivañez-Pimentel Oficina de Gestión de la Calidad, Hospital Nacional Docente Madre Niño San Bartolomé. Lima, Perú. Médico Cirujano. Especialista en Estadística en Investigación.
  • Imelda Leyton-Valencia Oficina de Gestión de la Calidad, Hospital Santa Rosa. Lima, Perú. Médico Cirujano. Especialista en Estadística en Investigación.
  • Denis Pomasunco Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico Cirujano.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2010.271.1443

Keywords:

Caesarean section, Trend analysis, Ecological study, Peru

Abstract

Objective. To analyze the trend of the monthly “caesarean section rate” (CSR) at the DISA V Lima-Ciudad Hospitals during the period 2001 – 2008. Material and methods. Ecological study that aim to analyze the monthly reports of all DISA V Lima-Ciudad Hospitals that attends childbirths, and by analyzing the trend of theirs monthly caesarean section ratio or monthly CSR (TCM = total caesarean births in a month * 100 / total number of newborns in the same month ) to determine their characteristic patterns. Results. Of the 7 hospitals studied, it was found that between 2001 and 2008, TCM average was 36,9% ± 9,1% (range: 16,5%-71,4%). from 2001 (33,5% ± 6,9%) to 2008 (39,7% ± 8,3%) years TCM increased 6,9% ± 7,0% on average, having registered a increase of 7,7% ± 6,4% at the year 2007 (43,5% ± 9,8%). Analyzing the TCM trend was found that most hospitals have a significant increase between 2004 and 2005 years. Analyzing the TCM trend was found that it tends to increase in April (37,9% ± 9,7%) and September (40,2% ± 8,9%), cycle that characterize most DISA V Lima-Ciudad Hospitals. Conclusions. TCM of the DISA V Lima-Ciudad Hospitals length exceeds the limit recommended by WHO and, during the period 2001-2008, has had a significant trend to increase.

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Published

2010-03-31

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How to Cite

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Quispe AM, Santivañez-Pimentel Álvaro, Leyton-Valencia I, Pomasunco D. Caesarean section among seven public hospitals at Lima: trend analysis during 2001-2008 period. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2010 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 20];27(1). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1443